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Food Waste Anaerobic Digestion

Rob Greenfield food waste collected from grocery dumpers.2014

Food Waste AD – The Anaerobic Digestion of Inedible Food for Energy and Natural Fertiliser

Food Waste AD is the short way to refer to the anaerobic digestion of inedible food for renewable energy and natural fertiliser. That sentence encapsulates the core philosophy of the movement towards food waste AD. “It’s a crying same that any food is wasted while so many people struggle to feed themselves. Mechanically digesting this […]

Ludlow AD Plant Biocycle Defra demonstrator project.

UK Food Waste Anaerobic Digestion Plant History of the Ludlow Digester

In the UK Food Waste Anaerobic Digestion Plant History began with the dedicated Food Waste AD Waste Technologies Demonstrator Plant, known as the Ludlow Digester. In the UK the history of dedicated food waste anaerobic digestion plants began there in 2004, when the innovative government funded plant opened. At the time, nobody was sure that […]

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WRAP Defends Anaerobic Digestion from “Slopbuckets Farce” Food Waste Collection Slur

WRAP Defended Anaerobic Digestion of food waste as a newspaper branded its collection from householders as a “slopbuckets farce“, earlier that month! (May 2012). UK funded government organisation WRAP has defended household food waste collections. These are destined for Anaerobic Digestion facilities, while the Daily Mail belittles government efforts. It believes to collect food waste […]

Image shows a small waste autoclave.

Waste Autoclave Pretreatment with Anaerobic Digestion for Household Waste

Waste Autoclave pretreatment of residual household waste, and food waste, for all its undoubted advantages in increased biogas yield during subsequent anaerobic digestion of the organic fraction, has met with a difficult period. The story has not been a good one, since we originally posted our article on this subject in May, 2012. In a […]

Visible adjacent to a thermal energy-from-waste plant is Gemidan’s new pre-treatment facility in Denmark.

Food Waste Recycling Machine Raises Purity of Pretreated Biogas Substrate to New Level

Gemidan Ecogi’s anaerobic digestion substrate pre-treatment system is effectively a food waste recycling machine for large commercial biogas plants which produces a high-quality pulp-based substrate for digestion/ energy production in AD/ biogas plants. The Gemidan ECOGI system (food waste recycling machine) has a reputation for enhancing the recovery of renewable energy during the anaerobic digestion […]

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Biogas Digester Design Reducing Annual Fertilizer Cost to 1/3, 8 Years-On – Uses Landia GasMix

Be inspired by this news that a finely-honed biogas digester design in Ireland, is reducing the farm’s Annual Fertilizer Cost to just 1/3, plus producing biogas renewable energy. It is doing this 8 years-on after commissioning the first digester unit. It is not coincidental that the plant uses Landia pumps for mixing, including the Landia GasMix […]

UK Food Waste AD Company Biogen acquires Tamar Energy

Leading UK Food Waste AD Company Biogen Acquires Tamar Energy

Biogen has announced (7 February 2018) that it has bought Tamar Energy, and with the acquisition of the Millerhill anaerobic digestion facility (Scotland) only recently, in January 2018, is now one of the largest of the UK’s food waste biogas plant owner-operators in the UK . Tamar Energy was itself already one of the leading […]